Sonja K. Eliason
Reflections of an evolutionary biologist

Biology

Reconsidering COVID-19 and the Spanish Flu: a follow up post

At the end of January, I posted a discussion about how the comparison between the Spanish Flu and COVID-19 was overblown. In this post, I cover what I got right, what I got wrong, and where we go from here.

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Sonja K. Eliason

July 20, 2020

Biology

A Novel Delivery Pathway for Origami-Paper Diagnostics In LMICs

The lack of access to diagnostic tools for febrile illnesses in Lower- and Middle-Income Countries results in inaccurate diagnoses and delayed treatment, increasing the overall burden of disease. Origami Paper Diagnostics offer an economically feasible solution to accessible nucleic acid amplification testing in LMICs.

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Sonja K. Eliason

March 13, 2020

Biology

A Breath of Fresh Air: Personalized Medicine and COPD

Considering novel applications of personalized medicines towards improved diagnostics and treatment of asthma and COPD

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Sonja K. Eliason

February 17, 2020

Beliefs, Ideas, Opinions

Long-Distance to Quarantine: 5 Surprisingly Similar Relationship Lessons

5 surprisingly similar relationship lessons I found were consistent across being long-distance and being in quarantine with my partner.

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Sonja K. Eliason

April 22, 2020

Beliefs, Ideas, Opinions

Megxit and the Legacy of American Individualism

Reactions to the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from royal life run from furious feelings of betrayal to reluctant understanding and, of course, complete indifference. But how is the couple's choice reflective of a deeper tension between Britain and America: the role of individualism in government?

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Sonja K. Eliason

January 26, 2020

Biology

More than a hundred years later, is Coronavirus the next Spanish Flu?

The spread and death roll of the new coronavirus has some people claiming that it is poised to become the next Spanish Flu—a global pandemic that began in 1918 and killed up to 40 million people. But what was the 1918 Flu, and why is the comparison important?

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Sonja K. Eliason

January 26, 2020

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